I love weddings. Love them. Even before I was working in this industry, I was a sucker for a good wedding. Now that I work behind the scenes, I am especially humbled and touched by being invited into these moments. That being said, you can probably imagine the emotions I felt when one of my closest friends got engaged and came to me to bring her floral vision to life. I’ve known Robyn for over 10 years, and I’ve got sooooo many wonderful memories with this lady. I couldn’t be happier that she and Thomas are married now, and I am so excited that I got to be a part of this day. A huge thank you to Robyn and Thomas, for allowing me to share this experience with you! Also, thank you to Susan Stewart of Stewart-Hunter Photography for these beautiful images.
2015 has been shaping up to be my busiest year ever, and I mean that in a really good way. Working with Holly and Richard on their bridal party flowers was such a wonderful way to kick off the season. From all of the handmade decor details to the bride’s amazing Asos dress, this wedding was fresh and unique in all the best ways. Most importantly, though, anyone in the room could just feel all the love for this couple as we set up for the day and they continued the celebration into the evening. Big thanks to Holly and Richard for inviting me to be a part of their day.
Check out my favorite floral images below, and MAKE SURE you look at the full post over on Kriech-Higdon Photography’s blog. Seriously. Click that link and look at how they decked out that barn. So good.
Thank you to Jessie Kriech-Higdon for sharing these images with me!
2014 brought so many wonderful people into my life. I am still humbled by the amazing couples who invite me to be a part of such a momentous day in their lives. Words cannot express how grateful I am to each of them. I had the fortune of working on both styled shoots and weddings with other wedding professionals who inspire me in ways they probably don’t even realize, and who push me to work harder and keep dreaming big dreams. Louisville has such a great network of people in the industry and I sometimes have to pinch myself that I get to work with them.
2015 promises to be a big year for me. I have so many couples that I am beyond excited to work with! I can’t wait to see what all this year has in store for me, and I am so excited to continue to share it with you. Thank you for joining me on this amazing journey!
Brittany and Jean-Baptiste’s wedding was such a joy to be a part of. The bride’s family home on Nolin Lake provided a lush and beautiful backdrop for the day. From elements of the groom’s French heritage and the bride’s Kentucky upbringing, to their current life in New York, the couple put truly personal touches everywhere. For floral design, we started with the bride’s love for lavender roses and added in varying shades of purple flowers to really pop against the greenery of the setting.
I had an amazing time working with the couple’s family and friends to help bring the couple’s vision to life. Special thanks to my sweet friend and wonderful photographer Katherine Jury for sharing these beautiful images with me. I feel I should also give honorable mention to the groomsmen for their lovely French rendition of Happy Birthday to me as I pinned boutonnieres. I couldn’t have chosen a better way to spend my birthday!
Thank you so much to Brittany and Jean-Baptiste. It was such an honor to be a part of your day!
**Also, working on your birthday is about a million times easier when you have a view like this all day**
Photography and Invitation Suite: Katherine Jury / Illustrated Map: Kaitlin Marshall
Ashleigh and Johnpaul’s wedding was one that I looked forward to for quite some time. When I first met them at a bridal show in January, I loved hearing about all of their ideas to incorporate their love for all things vintage and thrifting into their day. I was elated the day I received an email from Ashleigh about meeting with me to talk about flowers!
The thing that really excited me about working with them was that they had such a unique vision for all of the pieces of their wedding. My favorite weddings are always the ones where you don’t feel like you’re at a “wedding” in the traditional sense, but that you’ve been invited to a big celebration of the couple and who they are as people. From collecting vintage props and decor to driving to North Carolina to purchase the pews that would be used as their ceremony seating, they truly put their own personal touch on every element of the celebration. You felt Ashleigh and Johnpaul everywhere you looked. Watching it all come together the day of was such a treat, and I am so happy that I got to be a part of this amazing wedding.
Thank you so so much to Ashleigh and Johnpaul for inviting me to be a part of your day!! It was such a joy to work with you, as well as all of the amazing vendors that worked to bring this day to life. Special thanks to Josh Merideth of Bella Grace Studios for these gorgeous images.
And one more with Billy Crystal. . . just because.
Photography: Bella Grace Studios // Event Planning & Coordination: Elle & Grace Events // China and Glassware Vintage Rentals: The Southern Soiree // Ceremony Seating: Pew People // Venue: Blackacre Conservancy
Recently, a shoot I worked on in early June was featured on Wedding Chicks. We spent the day shooting at Maplecrest, a really beautiful, rustic venue just on the edge of Anchorage, Kentucky. Our inspiration for the shoot was based on the original Phil Phillips version of “Sea of Love.” We used this to guide us in a literal sense, by using elements and colors inspired by the sea, but also in the idea of a vastness and abundance of love by using really lush flowers and being surrounded by the abundance of greenery of the location. These elements came together in a really beautiful way, and I am truly pleased to share some of my favorite images with you. Big thanks to everyone involved in bringing this beautiful day together.
You can see the full feature on Wedding Chicks here.
To get the full effect, I recommend hitting play before you scroll down:
We also put together a recipe for the bouquet and centerpiece from this shoot. I love the idea of showing the elements that go into creating pieces, either to help a DIY bride create something beautiful for the day, or to take to your floral designer and be able to tell them what you want.
1. (l-r) seeded eucalyptus, variegated pittosporum, limoneum 2. varying shades of purple stock 3. garden rose 4. lisianthus 5. festiva maxima peony 6. (l-r) tulip, baby eucalyptus
Photography: Stewart-Hunter Photography & Erin Trimble
Stationery: Bekah Wertz
Flowers: Tiffany Collins Event & Floral Design
Cake: Sweets by Millie
Hair: Heather Yurko & Danielle Martin of NeatBeat
Makeup: Rose Leathers
Dress shop: The Couture Closet
Dress designer: Felicity by Lis Simon
Groom’s attire: Bow tie from: Shirts Ties n Links
Calligraphy: Marcardin Calligraphy
Rentals – Glasses, vases, Napkins: The Southern Soiree
Seagrass mat, serving tray, opal shell chimes, & pillows: World market
Table Runner: from Etsy, Handpainted by Emilee Slowik
I recently had the pleasure of working with a power house team of creatives on this dreamy Parisian Inspired loft wedding. For the floral design, I wanted to recreate the feel of a French flower market. Using galvanized buckets and keeping the flowers in bunches, we gave guests the feel of “shopping” for their own stems to take with them as a favor after the wedding. I used lush greenery and soft, romantic tones to compliment the art work created for this shoot.
It was such a great experience getting to be a part of bringing this vision to life. I am especially excited to share some of my favorite moments from the day with you guys.
Special thanks to 100 Layer Cake for featuring our hard work. Also, make sure you watch the incredible video below for a behind the scenes peek of how this shoot came to life.
Photographer: Firm Anchor / Videographer: Dallas Wilson / Venue: Whiskey Row Lofts, Whitehall Gardens / Floral Design: Tiffany Collins / Invitation Suite: Katherine Jury + Patrick Masterson / Paper Goods + Artwork: Katherine Jury /Vintage Rentals + Styling: The Southern Soirée / Reception Table + Bench: Louisville Farm Tables /
I had so much fun making these bright, cheerful arrangements for my sweet friends and the amazing women who gave them life. Thank you to everyone who let me be a part of this special day. Extra thanks go out to the amazing Aubrey Fingerson for capturing these beautiful images.
I am very excited to share some of the beautiful images from Emily and Luke’s October wedding. Though the couple and I were in different cities through the planning process, I knew as soon as I read Emily’s first email that I was going to love working with them. How could you not love a couple that drops a Harry Potter reference right off the bat? Truly two of the sweetest people, I feel so honored to have been let into their lives to be a part of their special day. Big thank you to Emily and Luke, their families, all of the bridal party, and the staff at The Grand Lodge for being such an awesome group to spend a beautiful weekend with. Also, a huge thank you to Alicia Fierro of Aesthetiica Photography for these amazing photographs.
I am very excited to share some of my favorite images from this intimate home wedding inspiration shoot. Many thanks to everyone who brought their talents to making this idea come to life. Check out all of the beautiful images from this day on Aubrey’s site here. You can also see where this shoot was featured on Love and Lavender here.